Hamilton man all smiles with $20K windfall

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ATLANTA —

One lucky Hamilton man is all smiles with a windfall from the Georgia Lottery. Forrest Salter, 60, won a $20,000 top prize playing the instant game Maximum Money Madness.

 

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“I had just gotten off from work,” Salter said. “I was thrilled. It hasn’t sunk in yet.”

 

Circle K Stores #6699, 122 S. College St. in Hamilton, sold the winning ticket.

 

“I want to buy a new truck, pay bills and have dental work,” he shared.

 

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15.5 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.